Head of Food and Nutrition, RICHMOND, SURREY

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale + TLR 2.1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


FT September 2018

Grey Court is a successful and oversubscribed academy serving a diverse community in an outstanding environment, situated in the London Borough of Richmond, in close proximity to the Thames. The school opened its sixth form in September 2014 and is now a National Teaching School.  In the recent January 2018, OFSTED inspection the   school received its second ‘outstanding’ grading.

Our first two cohorts of year 13 students achieved some exceptional results. During 2014 we also became a national teaching school and our programmes for teacher and leadership development ensure that all of our staff, from NQTs to senior leaders, have nationally-recognised development opportunities.

In 2016 we became part of the Every Child, Every Day Multi Academy Trust and consequently, have further developed our extremely strong working relationship with The Hollyfield School. We are very excited about the future and the opportunities the MAT will bring for staff.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative Head of Food and Nutrition who will inspire our young people. You will have the vision and drive to further improve standards of achievement across KS3 and KS4 and ensure that all students excel in this subject area. 

The right candidate will: be, or demonstrate the potential to be, an exceptional classroom practitioner

  • have a clear passion for their area; supported by sound subject knowledge
  • want the very best for all young people irrespective of background or challenge
  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Food and Nutrition across the curriculum 
  • have the skills, drive and passion to deliver Food and Nutrition across the curriculum.
  • work together with the joint Head of DT and the Head of Faculty, to ensure that      all students excel.

Food and Nutrition is currently taught at KS3 and KS4. We have an impressive uptake of both the GCSE Food and Nutrition within KS4, and NCFE level 2 courses.  

Results for Food and Nutrition continue to exceed national results. We are an ambitious faculty with high aspirations for all our students. You must be committed to being a team member who will want to ensure that all students, at all academic levels, receive an outstanding experience in their Food and Nutrition lessons. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to exceptionally high standards of classroom practice alongside a genuine regard for exceptional progress and quality care of all our young people. 

As a National Teaching School we value the continuous development of our teachers and associate staff. We offer significant CPD opportunities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment will be subject to the successful candidate undertaking an enhanced Criminal Record Check via the Criminal Records Bureau.

Closing date: Thursday 15th March 2018

Interview date: w/b 19th March 2018

For more information about Grey Court School and to request a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form, please contact 020 8948 1173 or email at rjacob@greycourt.org.uk

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Address: Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7HN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8948 1173